A natural disaster is a serious disruption to a community or region caused by the impact of a naturally occurring rapid onset event that threatens or causes death, injury or damage to property or the environment and which requires significant and coordinated multi-agency and community response. Such serious disruption can be caused by any one, or a combination, of: bushfire; earthquake; flood; storm; cyclone; storm surge; landslide; tsunami; meteorite strike; or tornado.
The main elements of disaster management are mitigation, preparedness, response, relief and recovery.
ENSPEC’s natural disaster management is driven by an active and coordinated approach to research and development; data collection and analysis; systematic risk assessments of assets; communication with the public; coordination of resources to manage identified risks; and development, planning and implementation of renewal and recovery programs.
ENSPEC’s natural disaster management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to facilitate activities that will achieve successful management of all aspects of a natural disaster. ENSPEC accomplishes this through the application and integration of a project management process of planning, organising, securing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of client and community specific goals and objectives.
Skilful project management is critical to the successful mitigation and response to a natural disaster, allowing the preparation and recovery programs to run smoothly and ensuring all parameters are met. The primary challenge is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives within the client’s predetermined project constraints including scope, time, budget and community expectations. The secondary and more ambitious challenge is to optimise the allocation and integration of inputs necessary to meet pre-defined objectives. ENSPEC has the experience and expertise in natural disaster management to successfully meet these challenges.